(WICHITA, Kan.) — Wichita police say they'll review protocol after an officer thought a Sedgwick County Deputy was a fake Kansas Highway Patrol trooper.
The officer pulled behind what he thought was a KHP vehicle which was involved in a traffic stop. The officer contacted KHP to determine if a trooper was involved in a stop in the area, but they said no.
The officer did not check to see if it was a Sedgwick County Sheriff's Deputy, which it was.
At that point, the deputy was sent to another call in Derby and took off, leaving the officer wondering what was going on."We operate on two different radio channels," says Lt. Doug Nolte of the Wichita Police Department. "So it probably wasn't known by the officer immediately that that was a traffic stop that was being conducted by Sedgwick County SO."
Nolte said since there have been recent reports of a fake KHP officers and because it happened so quickly, the officer determined something wasn't right with the situation.